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The American musical and the performance of personal identity

Author: Raymond Knapp
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The American musical has long provided an important vehicle through which writers, performers, and audiences reimagine who they are and how they might best interact with the world around them. This text addresses a variety of specific themes in musicals that serve this general function.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Knapp
ISBN: 9780691141053 0691141053
OCLC Number: 276340707
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
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Contents: pt. 1. Personal genres. The Viennese connection: Franz Lehar and American operatta --
The movie musical --
pt. 2. Personal themes. Fairy tales and fantasy --
Idealism and inspiration --
Gender and sexuality --
Relationships --
Operatic amibitions and beyond. rc.
Responsibility: Raymond Knapp.

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